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Piglets Thrive on the Smallest Ingredients

Ensuring a healthy diet for piglets straight from birth can have a great positive impact on productivity in pig farms. The Danish agricultural production company, Vilofoss, is providing customised feed blends based on highly digestible raw materials.

The global demand for animal products is expected to be scaled up with a growing population. Therefore, action must be taken to increase production while reducing CO2-emission and adhering to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. A part of the solution is ensuring healthy diets for the animals – increasing both welfare and productivity.

A healthy diet leads to a healthy business

Vilofoss is a specialist in vitamins and minerals for piglet feed and an expert in formulating customised premixes for pig production. It is also a company that understands the importance of early feed intake for getting piglets off to the very best start. If piglets increase their feed intake by 100g during the first week after weaning, they will then weigh a full kilo more at the age of 42 days. That is a sign of good health – both for the piglets and for the farmer’s business. The key to success is to keep the digestive tract in balance without using high levels of zinc, which will be subject to an EU ban from June 2022. Therefore, Vilofoss weaner blends are based on highly digestible raw materials with plenty of flavour and aroma to encourage a healthy appetite.

Weaner blends on highly digestible raw materials encourages a healthy appetite with plenty of flavour and aroma

Customised products ensure better performance

Multiple trials in a Danish commercial piglet unit and independent scientific testing confirm that by using tailored Vilofoss products, it is possible to achieve optimal piglet performance without zinc oxide or increased antibiotic use.

Carefully formulated feed mix is vital to healthy piglet growth from just a few days after birth. Even though vitamins and minerals are only a small part of the mix, they contribute to as much as 80% of a pig farm’s productivity – by stimulating biological processes and helping to build muscle tissue.